It has been stated many times that we're not about to feature every single metal band that has ever existed. Usually we only add already accomplished bands with at least one full-length release. Still, many bands escape our attention, so it's up to you to tell us which of them are the most worthy of being featured on Metal Storm.
Bands listed here are suggested for addition by our users. You can vote for these bands as well as provide additional comments - both of which will be taken into account when we look for the next band to feature on Metal Storm. If the band is not in the list, you can suggest it here (you need to be a registered member).
Make sure you also check the Blacklisted bands - these are the bands we're not going to add at all, since we feel they won't be appropriate for this website. Yes, some non-metal bands are already featured here, but that's not the reason to add a lot more - so we don't accept arguments like "hey, this band is way more metal than band X you have featured!".
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
22.05.2012 - RocknRaven
It has been a while since being really blown away from a new discovery.
ProFusion is a bit hard to categorize, combining Progressive Metal riffs, Eclectic stuff a la Beardfish, and catchiness like, well... It just gets stuck in your mind and won't go away.
I've yet to have listened to their first album, but their second one (Rewotower) has really blown me away.
The first song of the album (Ghost House) is available on their Reverbnation page.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
I'm just not impressed with bands like this these days...all this type of prog is the same. Sounds like watered down DT...
15.08.2014 - elt
very good...I also listened to a preview of their third album, really nice ...
02.05.2012 - gabrielsanctus
Ace Of Hearts is a "supergroup" with members of Secret Sphere, Icon & the Black Roses and Odd Dimension, his debut album "Monster" is a MUST for the fans of the genre!
14.10.2009 - artah
"Sår" (Sar) is a solo project in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) genre which started in 2008 by its only member "Don Andolini" in the north of Iran. The word "Sår" has been taken from one of the Sortsind's song titles with the same name, and it means "Wounds" in English.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
05.04.2010 - Prof_Rabies
The Wargasm is a melodic black metal band from Finland.
It should be added to Metalstorm website,
because it's rising name in the scene of black metal with melodic nuances.
They have already released one full length album named "Holocaust Infernalium". Came out last year in Finland.
And at the moment they are recording their second album, should be out in summer/autumn 2010.
The whole debut album is by the way now online in their myspace-page.
29.03.2010 - Promonex
Horned helmets + spandex pants = Faithful Breath! Looooong long before viking metal has become a fixed term these Germans sang about heavy metal vikings while thrashing on their plastic drakkar in some port bassin on the German river Ruhr (check the video clip for the song "Skol"). In 1987 they transformed into the speed metal band Risk which already has a profile.
29.03.2010 - DarkAwakeScar
NETHERMOST is the logical transmutation of the now extinct Dark Awake (1998-2009) taken to a profounder level of musical expression.
Former Dark Awake members Enryk, Scar and Nosfear, once former singer/guitarrist Gerard left the band, decided to continue in their personal search for a release from tedium vitae through art.
The addition of sepulchral throat-man Angelvs (former Lvx In Tenebris axeman), and the occasional contributions of lady Sally's organs have made possible this new era.
From the depths... beware of what lies in the NETHERMOST
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
17.01.2011 - Virgile
French progressive metal band featuring Julien TOURNOUD (Ex-Hellixxir) on vocals. They have released one EP called "The Legend Of The Seventh Dynasty", a full-length album is planned for the beginning of 2011.
27.03.2010 - alejandreti
Tragico Ballet one of the best mexican gothic band, they have played with Anabantha, To Die For and other important bands in the scene.
They have recorded only one album but they are going to relase their second album soon.
Tragico Ballet have good future.
27.03.2010 - Valaskjalf
Pretty much straight-up blackmetal, but with lots of melody and variation. Sounds similar to Immortal but more fresh and more diverse. Been a fan of this band for a number of years now and think they will be a worthy addition to the site.
26.03.2010 - thanatos666dc
the damned creation is a band very good Italian ... with very different songs together and have a style and a very personal sound ...mix their ancestral melodies and hypnotic with violents rhythms...should not miss in your rooster!!!!
25.03.2010 - Troy Killjoy
Last Deception was born in January 2003. After some line-up changes the band was completed in 2004 with Jesús Alonso (vocals), Antonio Mansilla (guitar), Alberto García (guitar), Luis E. Mansilla (bass), and Jesús Sierra (drums). In December 2004 they recorded their first demo, and in February 2009 they completed their first EP, "A Nation Burning Fast". Featuring members from such bands as Dawn Of Tears, Folkearth, and Hordak, they play with an edge and are bound to become more known with the release of their EP.
23.03.2010 - Vathek
Blatherskite are an Australian band who play an indefinable blend of Rock/Metal and Prog, they are very intense and there are some truly metal moments on the album "Where the Wasteland Ends". Tuned very very low, and riffy enough to be metal. Featured on JJJ's "The Racket" in 2010, as well as on Andy Farrow's top 5 unsigned bands. http://www.northernmusic.co.uk/unsigned/
23.03.2010 - Matus
Awesome band! Definitely one of Australia's best bands in terms of originality and quality of music, worthy of the might that is Metal Storm!
22.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Fatal Opera combine here 70's hard rock, heavy metal and jazz/fusion elements and merge everything into soulful, emotional musical masterpiece!
It's very strange that the mastermind of Fatal Opera, drummer Gar Samuelson (ex-Megadeth), gave his band such a name, as if he foresaw his own death after the second album. R.I.P. Gar...
23.06.2012 - Vasil de Shumen
AMAZING BAND !!! ... and criminally neglected :(
Songwriting - 10
Emotionality - 10
Performance - 10
27.07.2010 - INROK
Unique Finnish hardcore punk/thrash metal band with two things in mind - Gambina and manslaughter!
19.09.2010 - Meller
I don't know how much they have to give for the outside world, but I love 'em so much I''ll cast my vote in the wind and hope for the best. Definitely at it's best when enjoyed with the insane lyrics, but the music itself has enough bashing and twisted groove to keep every grind / hardcore metal maniac happy.
18.03.2010 - cobrapel
It's a band of 90's. Formed by Stephen Flam (Winter) on guitar, featuring Roy Mayorga (Soulfly, Medication, Stone Sour) on drums and John John Jesse (Nausea, and now illustrative painter) on vocals and bass. For a band billed as guitar industrial, it sounds more like industrial alternative, with a bit of keyboards. The music literally reeks of former hard-rock band as Whitesnake, Poison, Warrant, Firehouse. They released 1 full-lenght and 2 eps in 1995.
18.03.2010 - Wildchild-91
We Built This Ocean is a band from Norway that have played for almost 1 year now, and I think more people should hear about them.
They have recorded one demo (two of the songs can be heard at myspace). This is their old style though. A new demo will be recorded this summer, and an album is planned to be recorded in late 2010